We found 4 adolescent medicine providers who accept United Healthcare Silver near Plano, TX.

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Mrs. Marcy L. Berry M.D.
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
average rating 3.36 stars (19 ratings)
2109 W Spring Creek Parkway; Suite 300
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Marcy Berry sees patients in Plano, TX. Her medical specialty is adolescent medicine. She is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Berry completed a residency program at The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Berry average 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with A Bright Future Pediatrics, Texas Health Plano, and Medical City Plano. Dr. Berry's practice is open to new patients.

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Shahab Ahmad M.D
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
average rating 2.75 stars (2 ratings)
2100 N.collins Boulevard; Suite 315
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Shahab Ahmad's specialty is adolescent medicine. He is professionally affiliated with VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS). Dr. Ahmad's education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Joann Andrews M.D.
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
3601 North Star Road
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Joann Andrews' specialty is adolescent medicine. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Children's Medical Center Dallas. Dr. Andrews is professionally affiliated with Children's Health (Texas) and Texas Health Dallas.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
3600 Shire Boulevard; Suite 110
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Chandra Garvey's specialty is adolescent medicine. She accepts United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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What is Adolescent Medicine?

Adolescent medicine specialists are doctors who have specific training and experience in issues that affect teenagers. Their patients may range in age from pre-teens to young adults in their early twenties. Adolescent medicine contains elements of both pediatric medicine and adult (internal) medicine. For example, just like in a pediatrician’s office, an adolescent medicine doctor might ask about problems at school or diagnose a learning disorder. Like an adult’s doctor, an adolescent medicine specialist may provide gynecological care such as pelvic exams. Furthermore, in many offices a teenage patient can schedule and attend appointments without a parent present. Adolescent medicine is a great way for teens to confidently take on greater responsibility for their health as they become adults.

Adolescent medicine specialists treat minor injuries and illnesses that affect people of all ages, such as strep throat or broken bones. However, their focus is on issues specific to the teenage years, including:
  • Acne
  • Puberty and growth
  • Eating disorders
  • Substance abuse
  • Teen sexuality, including sexual orientation, sexual violence, and birth control
  • Mood disorders and mental health
  • Bullying, peer pressure, and abuse at home or school

Depending on where you live, it may be hard to find adolescent medicine specialists, especially in a smaller town. While they specialize in providing care for teens, other kinds of doctors such as pediatricians and family practitioners can also treat young people. If you need help finding a doctor, your school nurse should be able to connect you with a physician in your area that knows about teenagers.
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